Lawrie Leigh Ochoa

March 17, 1962 - March 13, 2020
Ferndale, Washington

Lawrie Leigh Ochoa

March 17, 1962 - March 13, 2020
Ferndale, Washington


Lawrie Leigh Ochoa, age 57, of Ferndale, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. She was born on March 17, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lawrie was raised in Idaho then moved to Hawaii where she spent most of her adult life before moving to Washington.  She married Mary Ochoa on September 22, 2018 in Bellingham. Lawrie was a true Entrepreneur at heart. She owned several businesses including a snorkel and scuba shop, bookstore, apparel line, fishing tackle store, sandwich shop, waterbed store and antique and collectible business. Lawrie was adventurous, fearless, brave, had a great sense of humor, full of life, kindhearted, protective, lifelong learner who had a gorgeous smile. She had a long list of things she loved to do which included fishing, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, sailing, surfing, skiing, cliff diving and going to car shows. She was also an artist and violinist. She is survived by her wife Mary Ochoa; father Don Monroe; children, Jessica Cooley, Candy Blackman and Michael Beebe; siblings Tamerlene Yee, Holly Dian, Mark Monroe, Tatiana Harrison; and numerous grandchildren. Lawrie is preceded in death by her mother Marion Monroe and brothers Peter Mark and David Monroe.

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9 responses to Lawrie Leigh Ochoa

  1. I’ll never forget the day I met Lawrie. She was fun spunky and a great learner. Lawrie never was short for stories about her adventures and her family, and always had the most contagious happiness. I think hands down favorite memory was the day that Lawrie invited me to go to coconut Kenny’s with a few other co workers where I also got to meet her wonderful wife. I had never seen Lawrie shine as much than when she was with Mary. Lawrie was such a wonderful woman, sweet caring and had a heart bigger than the island of Hawaii. I’m honored to have known her, and been able to call her my friend. She is very dearly missed. Aloha My friend until we meet again

  2. Just Taylor says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathies to Mary and the family and friends who adored her. We had lost touch for many years but reconnected. You always cared about the underdog. R.I.P beautiful lady, you are dancing with the Angel’s and catching some amazing looking fish.

    Love ya Lawrie,
    See ya again one day!

  3. Lisa Gorski says:

    I’m so sorry Mary. I’m really going to miss her. I wish we could have gone fishing together. ???

    Love Lisa

  4. Stan Burpee says:

    She always made me smile. What a great woman.

  5. Anne Kneesch says:

    Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Lawrie very long but considered her one of my best friends.

    1. Anne Kneesch says:

      Lawrie will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was a lovely person

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